For almost every liver flush recipe, extra virgin olive oil is the star of the show. And a hard one to swallow. So the question is often asked, Can you use other oils and still pass stones?
Yes, you do have options! Olive oil is ideal for liver cleansing since it meets scientific criteria and is readily available. But other oils can also do the trick. A good example is macadamia oil, which has an even better composition and milder flavor, if you don't mind paying the price.
|Type of Oil||Mono %||Poly %||Saturated %|
|Animal frying oils  ||45||5||50|
Wouldn't it be yummy to lube your cleanse with coconut oil! Some people actually do, and this can reportedly help with yeast overgrowth. But as you can see from the chart, straight coconut oil is not an optimal choice for passing gallstones.
A safer bet is to add (not substitute) 1-2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil to the oil of your choice. The pina colada flavor is huge plus, and the coconut oil seems to produce deeper sleep and a deeper detox as well.
Learn more about the healing power of coconut oil at Healthy-oil-planet.com.
The flavors and composition of some oils make them worthwhile (or not).
Flaxseed oil is not high on the list, but it is very nourishing for your liver and rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Some people report success with flaxseed oil and other oils that scientifically seem not as good. Hemp oil also works.
One oil to completely avoid internally is castor oil. Save it for castor oil packs.
If you still have unhealthy oils in your kitchen, liver cleansing is not a good way to use them up. Vegetable oils are very hard on the body. And canola, corn, or soybean oils in the U.S. are almost always genetically modified.